Nicole Boivin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D, President of AMeBA, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2008. Dr. Boivin received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College. She is dually certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral™, and is currently the Director of School Services for the Early Childhood program at Melmark New England in Andover, MA, where she provides supervision, training, and clinical services for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and acquired brain injury. Dr. Boivin’s professional experience includes working with individuals with complex behavioral and communication disorders. She is the 2007 recipient of the Margaret L. Bauman, M.D. Award for Excellence Within the Autism Community, in the category of Outstanding Therapist/Educator in a School Setting.
Jessica Plourde Moon, M.Ed., BCBA, AMeBA Vice President, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Maine, and completed her BCBA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology. Ms. Moon spent a large part of her career practicing applied behavior analysis with children and families birth to age 5, primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For the past three years, she has been employed as a school-based BCBA for students Kindergarten through 12th grade in Yarmouth and MSAD #51 school districts in Southern Maine.
Laura Manuel, M.A., Ed.S., BCBA, Secretary of AMeBA, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. She received her MA and Ed.S. from Rowan University in School Psychology and studied ABA through Florida Institute of Technology. Ms. Manuel has experiencing working in school districts ranging from preschool through high school since 2009. Currently Ms. Manuel is continuing her work for a local school district as well as working in private practice. In her private practice, Ms. Manuel uses ABA to help individuals with health and wellness goals.
Cherie LaFlamme, M.S., BCBA, Treasurer of AMeBA, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2012. She received her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with cognates in Education and Psychology from Liberty University and M.S. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in ABA from University of Southern Maine. She has been working in the field of ABA within special purpose private schools, primarily with children with Autism since 2000. Since 2013 Cherie has been working with a multidisciplinary team to create sustainable and comprehensive ABA programming in the Lewiston Public School system for grades K-12.
Susan Baker, BCBA, AMeBA Member-at-Large, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010. Ms. Baker received her BS with a double major in Child Development and Psychology from University of Maine. She then went on to Johnson State College receiving a Masters of Arts in Education: Children’s Mental Health & Applied Behavior Analysis degree in 2009. She has experience working with children of all ages in-homes, public schools, special purpose schools, and residential programs since 2007. Currently, she is working for the Margret Murphy Center for Children in Auburn, Maine.
Jamie L. Pratt, PsyD, BCBA-D, AMeBA Member-at-Large, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in in 2010. Dr. Pratt received an M.S. in Educational Psychology and a Psy.D. in School Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. In addition to the BCBA-D credential, Dr. Pratt holds certification as a School Psychologist-Doctoral and licensure as a Psychologist. She is an Assistant Professor of Educational and School Psychology at the University of Southern Maine and provides clinical consultation for school-aged children with developmental and emotional-behavioral disorders. Dr. Pratt has contributed to several publications on behavior analytic assessment and intervention strategies and is currently collaborating with her colleagues to revise a practical handbook for conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments.
Erin Houghton, M.S., BCBA, AMeBA Member-at-Large, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2002. She received her BA in Education from Bridgewater State College in 1999 and a M.S. in Educational with a concentration in ABA from Simmons College in 2002. Ms. Houghton has working in the field in public and private schools since 1999 as a special educator and recently as an educational and behavioral consultant implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Since 2009, Erin has been working for Bay Path University teaching graduate classes in the ABA program.
Eric Campbell, MS Special Education, BCBA, AMeBA Member-at-Large, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2011. He received his MS in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine and completed his ABA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology. Mr. Campbell has experience working with children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities from preschool to high school in both the day treatment and public school setting. Mr. Campbell is employed at Spurwink Services as a Senior Program Director of Education. His responsibilities include supervision, training and consultation to programs within the agency and outside BCBA consultation.